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Walter Käding
Born (1915-09-14)14 September 1915
Died 4 January 1991(1991-01-04) (age 28)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Bremen
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Leutnant zur See
Unit cruiser Leipzig
SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
U-123
Commands held U-56, U-4713
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Käding (14 September 1915 in Berlin – 4 January 1991 in Bremen) was a German watch officer and coxwain on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 445.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 446.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 215.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 248.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 427.
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 3-8132-0515-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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